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Community and Integrated Development

Public Participation Network


We are a network of over 600 community, voluntary, social inclusion and environmental organisations working to build a better county for the communities of Mayo. 

All our members are encouraged to engage actively with local democratic processes and contribute meaningfully to the policies and plans that ultimately will affect their communities. 

We provide a strong voice for our community, voluntary and environmental sectors in local decision-making, with PPN representatives gathering feedback and delivering input into policymaking and reflecting the range of views of all members. 

Working in partnership with Mayo County Council, we are the main link between the council and our members, ensuring that our members are represented on council committees and actively involved in every public consultation and policymaking process. 

Clear and transparent mechanisms for the selection of these representatives is in place.   We also work closely with other PPNs around the country to contribute positively to regional and national policies. 

A valuable resource for community groups, we keep community groups informed of relevant local issues, news, events, resources and supports.  Information is shared on PPN social media sites, by newsletter and on the PPN website.   

We also offer training supports to enable our members to grow and develop the capacity to effectively achieve their goals. 

All community groups within County Mayo are encouraged to join us.  If your group would like to join, it should: 

  • be active and have a postal address in the county 
  • operate on a not-for-profit basis 
  • be volunteer led 
  • be independent and non-party political 
  • have at least five members and open to new members 
  • meet regularly 
  • have an appropriate governance structure e.g. a set of rules/financial procedures. 
  • be in existence for at least six months 
  • be non-party political 

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